Two Lewes Institutions Celebrate 50th Anniversaries

Twin 50th Anniversary Celebrations Means JUN 29 Fireworks in Lewes!

The Lewes Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Cape May-Lewes Ferry (CMLF) and Cape Henlopen State Park (CHSP) to celebrate their respective 50th Anniversaries with a grand fireworks display launched from the fishing pier at CHSP on Sunday, June 29.

According to a Cape Gazette article by Ron MacArthur, “The ferry went into service on July 1, 1964, and the state park opened on October 17, 1964. Fireworks will be able to be seen from most points along the shore of Delaware Bay in Lewes, including the beach near the fishing pier.”

Photo by: DRBA

Photo by: DRBA

The fireworks presentation will take place on Sunday, June 29  at 9:15 pm from the state park’s  fishing pier.

The fishing pier will close at 6am on June 29 to allow for preparation. Spectators, parking will start at the main CHSP beach parking lot in the state park. Other areas will open as the main one fills.

According to the Lewes chamber blast, on Friday, June 27, WHYY-FM will broadcast live from 6pm at the Lewes Canalfront Park.

The program will focus on the 50th anniversary of the CMLF and WHYY’s one-hour documentary production about the history of the ferry and the lives it has touched over the last five decades.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority will also have a full day of activities at the Lewes Ferry Terminal including a classic car show on Saturday, June 28 (starts at 9am) leading up to “the oohs and the ahhs” (aka fireworks).

More information about fireworks, camping and programs in the park is available at or by calling 302-645-6852. To read the entire article in the Cape Gazette, CLICK HERE or COPY and PASTE the following link into your browser.